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Profiles
Leaving tiger watching to raise rice Ecologist Debal Deb, who did his post-doctoral research from IISc in…
The crorepati writer He's the man who gives Big B his lines. RD Tailang, the writer of KBC.
Chennai-Toronto express Review Raja is a Canadian enthusiast whose quirky video reviews of Tamil…
Don't parrot, perform Maestro Buddhadev Dasgupta will hold a masterclass on ragas.
A man's man Shivananda Khan spent his life speaking up for men who have sex with men.
Bhowmick and the first family of Indian football At first glance, it would be the craziest set-up in professional football.
From Times Blogs
The end of Detroit
Jobs in Detroit's car factories are moving to India.
Chidanand Rajghatta
How I love the word ‘dobaara’...
Can ‘bindaas’ or ‘jhakaas’ survive transliteration?
Shobhaa De
Anand marte nahin...
India's first superstar died almost a lonely life.
Robin Roy
WHY WOMEN DON’T WORK

Home stay

Subodh Varma
Home stay
There is no denying that an increasing number of rural and urban women are doing just that — nothing.
educating girls

Cruise control

Rashmi Bansal
We are educating girls, raising their aspirations, even giving them a taste of professional life, and then asking them to rein in their ambitions.
powr puff WOMEN

High learning, 'low' work

T Ramavarma
Kerala may have a record literacy rate for women but their numbers are growing only in low-paying jobs.
Women workforce

Chick-list for economic growth

Persis Khambatta
Earn-and-learn vocational schemes can encourage more Indian women to enter the workforce.
Tongue-in-cheek comments

Cut the khap

Kim Arora
Dressed in jeans? Feasting on chowmein? A Twitter parody of a disapproving khap panchayat is ready with a rap on the knuckle that makes you chuckle.

India's obsession with fair skin

My baby whitest

Shobita Dhar
My baby whitest The desire for ‘gora’ babies has many Indian couples opting for Caucasian egg donors.
Inner City

Dharavi asia's largest puzzle

Sowmya Rajaram
An eyesore of blue tarpaulin, or a complex warren teeming with promise and enterprise? Describe it how you will but there's no denying its endless fascination for poets and writers.
Deconstructing chicken tikka

Taking the tikka apart

Antoine Lewis
From deconstructing the chicken tikka masala to creating samosa-inspired potato mousse, Bangkok's top chef Gaggan Anand has made Indian food modern and molecular.
Brain damage

When his brain exploded

Vrushali Haldipur
One day the ticking time bomb in Ashok Rajamani's head went off. In an 'anti-Oprah' memoir, he talks about how he put his life together again.
World's tallest statesman

The full Nelson

Amit Jain
As life slowly fades from the world's tallest statesman his extraordinary legacy comes into full, glorious view.
Germans, Indians and WWI

Stuffed pamphlet

Naomi Canton
Germans dropped leaflets among the Indian soldiers in WWI to tell them they were fighting on the wrong side?

Reality and Bollywood

When real is unreal

When real is unreal

Reality is a still a fantasy in Bollywood.

Dressing children up

Style baby

Style baby

Children's clothing has become a focus for many international brands.

The Royal Roosters

Easy Rider

Easy Rider

Randeep Hooda, who owns a polo team, talks about rediscovering horse-riding.
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